The Washington Post’s Madison Walls promoted to design editor


Announcement from Newsroom Creative Director Greg Manifold, Deputy Design Director Brian Gross and Emerging News Products Team Deputy Design Director Amy Cavenaile:

We are excited to announce that Madison Walls has been promoted to design editor.

Madison has worked as the lead designer on some of The Post’s most ambitious digital projects over the past four years, including “Gone in a Generation,” which had a dynamic navigation that seamlessly wove together five stories, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “2°C: Beyond the Limit” series, which featured an innovative temperature conversion tool and a highly conceptual image transition for the introduction to the accompanying “Lives Adrift” photo story. Most recently, she played an instrumental role in the riveting account of Jan. 6, “The Attack: Before, During and After.”

In 2020, Madison was a key player on our cross-functional elections team. She dove deep on the designs of individual components and provided an important journalistic eye on our overall presentation. She also handled real-time curation of the election landing page, which was an integral part of our experience on election night and in the days after.

Madison joined The Post as a design intern in 2018 and continued as a contractor before becoming a full-time designer. She earned trust around the newsroom with her strong organizational skills, attention to detail and thoughtful approaches to storytelling on projects such as the Fact Checker’s guide to manipulated video, a sortable list for exploring documents with the opioids files investigation, the AR-paired “Future of the Summer Games,” “The Cursed Platoon” and “An Affair. The Mob. A Murder.” She took a leadership role in the redesign of our newsletter portfolio in 2019, helping to dramatically improve the visual design, user experience and consistency of our newsletters in coordination with our product and engineering teams.

Madison graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She enjoys gardening and collecting unique indoor plants. She is also an avid runner and knitter, and in her free time she learns a little bit about mobile app design and development with the hope of creating an app one day.

Please join us in congratulating Madison.


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